Out in Front
Friday 22 September 2023
IC design houses endure fierce competition from automotive IC IDMs
Despite the fierce competition among automotive IC IDMs promoting their respective highly integrated chip platforms, Taiwanese IC design companies continue to push through in the...
Thursday 17 August 2023
Sunplus cautious about near-term prospects
IC design house Sunplus Technology has expressed concerns regarding its business prospects for the remainder of 2023 and the first half of 2024, citing low order visibility.
Thursday 17 August 2023
Taiwanese IC design houses become wary of automotive demand
In contrast to the optimism expressed by global IDMs about automotive IC demand, Taiwan-based IC design companies are more cautious due to recent orders with limited lead times, according...
Thursday 4 May 2023
Taiwan IC design houses eye LLM opportunities
The rapid deployment of large language models (LLM) is fueling the overall AI trend. After witnessing the growth of LLM applications such as ChatGPT, Taiwan-based IC design houses...
Monday 6 March 2023
Will automotive chips sustain strong long-term demand?
Against stalling chip demand for almost all consumer applications amid an unfavorable macroeconomic environment, automotive chips seem to remain unscathed with stable growth momentum...
Thursday 22 December 2022
IC-design houses see brisk order visibility for automotive chips
Taiwan-based IC-design houses continue to see clear order visibility for automotive chips although prospects for other chips for mass-market applications remain dull.
Friday 16 December 2022
IDMs, IC design houses eye automotive smart cockpit IC opportunities
IDMs including Infineon, NXP Semiconductors, and STMicroelectronics (STMicro), as well as IC design houses such as Sunplus Technology, have stepped up their efforts to develop sensor...
Monday 3 October 2022
Taiwanese IC designers strive to seize future trends
The supply chain has changed as competition between the US and China intensifies, but the Taiwan-based IC design industry has not been directly affected. At the start of the US-China...
Friday 19 August 2022
Backend demand for automotive MCUs, MPUs stays robust
Backend demand for automotive MCUs and MPUs remains in high gear, with OSATs and packaging materials suppliers seeing clear order visibility through the end of this year, according...
Thursday 18 August 2022
Sunplus cautious about 2H22 amid macro headwinds
IC design house Sunplus Technology has expressed caution about its business prospects for the second half of 2022, as customers request shipment deferrals amid inflation and other...
Monday 16 August 2021
Taiwan IC design houses keen to join MIH EV platform
More and more IC designers in Taiwan are keen to join the Foxconn-led MIH open EV platform and seek to cash in on the immense market demand for automotive chips, according to industry...
Monday 5 July 2021
Sunplus Innovation expects strong 2H21
Sunplus Innovation Technology, an image signal processor (ISP) and human interface device (HID) controller chip developer, is expected to enjoy strong sales growth in the second half...
Friday 13 April 2018
Taiwan IC designers expanding presence in car electronics sector
Zeroing in on automotive electronics as a new "blue ocean" market, Taiwan's IC design houses are expected to tap deeper into the sector in 2018 by enhancing innovative functions of...
Friday 30 March 2018
Taiwan IC design houses vying for orders for ASIC
With more device vendors developing their chip solutions in-house, as well as China pushing for self-sufficiency in semiconductors, demand for custom ASIC chips has been growing substantially,...
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Sunplus tapping deeper into automotive electronics segment
IC design house Sunplus Technology has obtained chip orders for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and other car electronics applications from China- and Japan-based vendors,...
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
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